CAMBRIDGE, Ohio -- Tuesday night's torrential rain left several people in northern Guernsey County in need of rescue on Wednesday morning.
According to reports from the Guernsey County Sheriff's Office, a motorist was trapped in her car in high water near Newcomerstown at around 3:00am Wednesday. Dispatchers from the Tuscarawas County Sheriff's Office requested assistance at the scene. Upon arrival, Sheriff's deputies and crews from the Newcomerstown, Liberty, and Lore City Fire Departments retrieved that woman and two others from high water on the roadway. None of those rescued were reported to be injured.
At around 8:30am, Sheriff's deputies responded by boat to an 8th Street Road residence to assist an elderly man, whose house was flooded. Sheriff Mike McCauley said that the first floor of the house was already under several feet of water by the time deputies rescued the man. He was transported to Southeastern Med in Cambridge for evaluation.
Motorists are urged to avoid driving in high water at all costs. Officials say as little as a foot of water on the road can disable a vehicle.